RDA named as equestrian trade show’s official charity

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Britain's RDA, whose horses benefit the lives of more than 25,000 disabled children and adults, will enjoy a high-profile presence at September’s BETA International exhibition.
RDA horses benefit the lives of more than 25,000 disabled children and adults, and are supported by 18,000 volunteers and qualified coaches at nearly 500 centres all over the UK. © BETA/RDA

Britain’s Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has been chosen as the 2022 charity for the BETA International trade show.

The RDA will enjoy a high-profile presence at the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) event in September, with a stand at the show and a slot in the seminar programme.

Visitors and exhibitors will be able to find out more about the association’s crucial work, which includes riding and carriage driving, as well as therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement. RDA horses benefit the lives of more than 25,000 disabled children and adults, and are supported by 18,000 volunteers and qualified coaches at nearly 500 centres all over the UK.

BETA Executive Director and Secretary Claire Williams said the organisation was pleased to welcome back RDA as BETA International’s chosen charity.

“RDA makes such a difference to so many disabled children and adults through the wide range of equestrian activities and interactions.

“We are delighted to be able to support them in highlighting the work they do to the trade and helping them to make contact with new supporters for the future.”

RDA UK Corporate Partnership and Events Manager Fran Bos said the association would use its presence at BETA International to raise awareness of the various ways that businesses can benefit from working with the RDA, showcasing its life-changing activities and encouraging more companies to give their support.

Britain's RDA, whose horses benefit the lives of more than 25,000 disabled children and adults, will enjoy a high-profile presence at September’s BETA International exhibition.
A young rider enjoys his time at an RDA. © BETA/RDA

“RDA has been an integral part of the equestrian landscape for over 50 years and we have a huge amount to offer the businesses that serve this fantastic community,” Bos said.

RDA is an inclusive and diverse organisation, welcoming clients with physical and learning disabilities and autism. Through its network of member groups, RDA is at work in every corner of the UK, bringing the therapy, achievement and fun of horses to as many people as possible.

RDA carries out its life-changing activities thanks to the generosity of donors, the dedication of volunteers and the good nature of fantastic horses.

BETA International takes place from September 11 to 13 at the NAEC (National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre) at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

» For information on exhibiting, contact Fiona Dagger at Impact Exhibitions & Events on 01892 862848 or email fiona.dagger@impact-exhibitions.com.

Britain's RDA, whose horses benefit the lives of more than 25,000 disabled children and adults, will enjoy a high-profile presence at September’s BETA International exhibition.
Britain’s RDA, whose horses benefit the lives of more than 25,000 disabled children and adults, will enjoy a high-profile presence at September’s BETA International exhibition. © BETA/RDA

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